Meet the verdant volcano twin thrusting out of a fresh water lake perfectly paired with a magical crater lake atop. Unlike its active neighbor, Concepcion, you will explore the slopes and crater of the dormant Maderas Volcano on an 8-hour hike. Along the way, you will encounter remnants of the pre-Columbian era as well as white-faced howler monkeys in their natural habitat. Good physical condition is required for this activity. Hotel pickup, professional guide, entrance fees and boxed lunch are included.
After hotel pickup in Isla de Ometepe at 7am, you will transfer to Finca Magdalena to begin your Maderas volcano hike. Begin walking through the farm community along the eastern slopes of the volcano. While on the walk, you will encounter several pre-Columbian remnants along the trail. The trail is rocky and muddy and the climb toward the Maderas crater is arduous; therefore, good physical condition is required. Continuing the hike, you will climb the steep slopes through the forest encountering white-faced howler monkeys rustling in the leaves and perched in the trees looking at those who dare to visit their habitat. Hiking to reach the top of Maderas will take several hours, but once you arrive be prepared for what awaits you, a mystical crater lake and amazing views of the island and surrounding landscape.Upon completion of enjoying the views and boxed lunch, you will begin your trek down the volcano's slopes back to Finca Magdalena. Upon arrival, join your vehicle for your return to your hotel in Isla de Ometepe.